James Stanley Rigby, known for his "dry" sense of humor and his loving ways, passed away peacefully June 4, 1994, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was born October 18, 1912, in Alta, Lincoln County, Wyoming, to James Eckersley and Effie Mabel Morgan Rigby. He married Lucille Christensen, September 27, 1939, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Stan worked in his youth at Utah Poultry, Call Brothers Farming Co-op, in Idaho, and the Union Pacific Railroad. Carpentry, however, was his vocation, and he loved it: He was also good at it, building anything and everything that was needed for all he knew. As a carpenter, he worked for Biesinger Const., DeYoung Const., retired from the Granite School Dist. after 22 years. He was an active High Priest in the LDS Church, and among his many callings were secretary to the Elders Quorum, participated in the ward choir for many years and three missions (England Manchester 1980-82, Chicago Temple 1986 and local mission in the Family History area of the Church Offices, 1991). He was a life member of the Heritage Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. A man of many talents, Stan enjoyed his family, music, hiking, and a lifelong interest in organic gardening. He was a very loving grandpa, and his grandchildren adored him. All who knew Stan will miss him immensely.
Survived by his wife, Lucille, of Salt Lake City; two sons, Melvin W. (Rita) Rigby, Sandy; and Ronald J. (Carolyn) Rigby, Layton; a daughter, Kathleen (Robert) Bringhurst, Diamond Bar, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Afton Roth, Providence, Utah; Margaret Ewing, Murray, Utah. Preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Marie, a grandchild, Rowland Rigby, a great-grandchild, Robert Scott Rigby; and two brothers, Sidney and Clarence Rigby.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 10th, 1 p.m., at the Canyon Rim Stake Center, 3051 South 2900 East. Friends may call Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the services. Interment: Memorial Estates Mountain View. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Funeral Chapel.
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